The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is expected to be debated and voted on as a conscience vote in the Lower House of South Australian Parliament in 2021.
The Bill was introduced by Labor legal affairs spokesperson Kyam Maher MLC and Deputy Opposition Leader Susan Close.
The Bill provides a framework for terminally ill people to legally access the voluntary assisted dying process and includes more than 60 requirements which must be approved by two separate doctors within a prescribed time frame.
Currently, Victoria is the only Australian state which allows voluntary assisted dying, while laws in Western Australia will come into effect on July 1.
Voluntary euthanasia is an issue with complex medical, ethical, legal and social aspects. As your State representative, your views are important to me and I will be engaging in community consultation on this important issue shortly.